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‘It’s the ball of my life’ – Sohail Tanvir on dismissing Rahul Dravid in his debut Check

Sohail Tanvir and Rahul Dravid. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

Sohail Tanvir might need solely performed two Checks in his profession, however he has some fond recollections within the longer format. The left-armer pinned India’s Rahul Dravid to open his account in Check cricket on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Tanvir pitched the ball up and Dravid performed throughout it. The latter was crushed all finally ends up and the leather-based cannoned into the off-stump.

Taking place the reminiscence lane, the 35-year-old Tanvir mentioned that it’s the very best supply he has ever bowled in his whole profession. The speedster mentioned that he took cues from how the legendary Wasim Akram dismissed ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket as soon as.

“The best way I obtained Dravid out, I might nonetheless say that was the ball of my life. I bear in mind Wasim [Akram] bhai obtained Dravid out the identical method, with the identical line and size, out-swinging from leg-stump to take the off-stump. That was a dream ball for me,” Tanvir was quoted as saying throughout an interview on the YouTube present Cric Forged.

Bowling towards Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman was exceptional: Sohail Tanvir

Tanvir made an honest begin to his profession within the red-ball format. Aside from Dravid, he additionally managed to eliminate Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh within the first innings. Within the second innings, he needed to return wicketless although.

The Rawalpindi, Punjab-born was additionally privileged to bowl to the likes of Ganguly, Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. Tanvir admitted that breaching Dravid’s protection was robust and sounded joyful to have dismissed him.

“Bowling towards the greats like Dravid, Sachin, Laxman and Ganguly particularly in India was exceptional. These are the fellows which have made 1000’s of runs in Check cricket. They’ve so many achievements.

“Particularly should you speak about Rahul Dravid, he was known as the wall. Breaking via his protection was very laborious, being a teenager and particularly it being a shock name since I wasn’t ready for the Check aspect on the time,” he added.

The second Check on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata turned out to be his final within the format. Again in April 2017, Tanvir final wore the nationwide jersey within the T20I collection towards the West Indies. He was just lately part of the Multan Sultans within the 2020 Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).


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